Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was? Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses. Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what’s known as an event boundary in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next. Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale.
Fuckin doors, man. Ruinin my life.
This is basically the story of my life, can’t even lie.
motherfuck (via kickdrumheart)
Gpoy for every day of my life
vegan revisionism really bothers me as an anthropologist
humans are advanced enough to where they can subsist on chips and coke and also be vegans, its not a huge deal u can do whatever u want, but dont pull that ‘your body is not biologically meant to eat meat’ bullshit. not only do you know nothing about physical anthropology and how the modern human evolved but you dont know shit about domestication and animal husbandry.
how certain species of animals and plants would not even exist were it not for domestication, how there is plenty of proof that animals enter into domestic relationships because it benefits THEM, and how different cultures have different relationships to the consumption of plant and animals— but it is only modern capitalism that disavows any sense of humane treatment to the animals.
on many levels, militant white vegans really offend me because they completely undermine the complex culturally situated relationships between people and animals. its not even about their general classism. ‘animal rights’ is not a construction that exists in many societies but those societies continue to consume animals and treat them a hell of a lot better.
I don’t think it’s terribly controversial to note that women, from a young age, are required to consider the reality of the opposite gender’s consciousness in a way that men aren’t. This isn’t to say that women don’t often misunderstand, mistreat, and stereotype men, both in literature and in life. But on a basic level, functioning in society requires that women register that men are fully conscious; it is not really possible for a woman to throw up her hands and write men off as eternally unknowable space aliens — and even if she says she has, she cannot really behave as though she has. Every element of her life — from reading books about boys and men to writing papers about the motivations of male characters to being attentive to her own safety to navigating most any institutional or professional or economic sphere — demands an ironclad familiarity with, and belief in, the idea that men really are fully human entities. And no matter how many men come to the same conclusions about women, the structure of society simply does not demand so strenuously that they do so. If you didn’t really deep down believe that women were, in general, exactly as conscious as you, you could probably still get by in life. You could probably still get a book deal. You could probably still get elected to office.
To apply a bit of intersectionality to this…women of color and the many marginalized communities we belong to—especially communities of color—have been saying this for a minute.